An undisclosed number of U.S. uncommon operations troops have been given another mission: Stand around looking forcing with a specific end goal to keep one group of Kurds sponsored by Turkey from battling another gathering of Kurds supported by the U.S.
The Pentagon calls it a “consolation and discouragement” mission, and it’s an aftereffect of the entangled blend of strengths now working in Northern Syria, and in the midst of a debate between the U.S. what’s more, Turkey over who is in control of the city of Manbij, freed from Islamic State control a year ago.
The U.S. demands the city is presently involved by the Manbij Military Council, a predominately Arab constrain. Be that as it may, Turkey suspects there are additionally Kurds there who are individuals from the YPG, or People Protection Units, which Turkey accepts are psychological oppressors.
The U.S. has now situated its strengths and few Stryker defensively covered vehicles on the western edges of the city to deter any contenders, regardless of whether they are sponsored by Turkey or the Syrian government, from attempting to enter the city.
“Their honest to goodness foe, ISIS, is toward the south, and that is the place anybody trying to battle anybody there ought to concentrate on,” said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon representative.
While U.S. troops are near Russian and Syrian administration strengths, and additionally Turkish-upheld Kurds, battle between the U.S. what’s more, the opponent groups is not foreseen. The U.S. uncommon operations powers are actually there to demonstrate the banner, and by their extremely nearness avoid strife, Davis said.
“We are there to console and hinder,” Davis said. “It implies that we have a few separations of U.S. troops, that are noticeably positioned, you’ve seen pictures of them [on social media] and much of the time they are flying banners, and they are in, and toward the west of Manbij.”
The U.S. does not uncover what number of troops are in Syria. The top on U.S. arrangements there is 503, however administrators have specialist to surpass that number on a transient premise. Indeed, Davis stated, extra U.S. powers were acquired for this mission.
“We need to have an unmistakable demonstrate that we are there with a specific end goal to hinder all gatherings from battling anyone other than ISIS, and to console that ISIS has been driven from Manbij,” Davis said. “Manbij has been freed and there’s not requirement for further battling there.”